Arkansas reports first pediatric flu death of season, health department says

В Молдову прибыла новая партия вакцины против гриппа

There have been 923 reported influenza-related hospitalizations so far this flu season, and one influenza-associated pediatric death, according to health officials.

The CDC's computer game starts in Philadelphia on September 28, 1918, amid the U.S.'s most deadly flu pandemic.

Although some recipients may experience muscle soreness at the spot the shot was administered, no version of the vaccine contains live flu virus cells. "I'd love to see us get the vaccine rate over 75 percent", he added. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications, says the CDC.

"Today we have a global surveillance system, antiviral drugs to treat flu illness, antibiotics to treat secondary infections and the ability to develop vaccines", the CDC said.

Overall, flu activity remains low, both in New Mexico and nationwide; however, flu activity typically peaks between December and February. "People who don't get the flu vaccine are leaving science on the shelf". It is an important additional form of protection because flu frequently causes types of pneumonia that can be prevented by the pneumococcal vaccine.

To find pharmacies in your area that may have flu and pneumococcal vaccine, visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder or call the CDC INFO immunization hotline toll-free at 1.800.232.4636.

People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated.

The state health commissioner has declared influenza prevalent in the state, triggering a five-year-old law requiring that health workers not vaccinated against the flu wear surgical masks while around patients.

Wash hands frequently using soap and water, or alcohol-based products such as hand gels when hands are not visibly soiled.

Stay home if you get the flu.

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